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Bruce Reyes-Chow
Works at Center for Progressive Renewal
Attended Pony Express Elementary, Sacramento, CA
Lives in San Francisco
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Only one more day to get your FREE KINDLE VERSION of "Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children" by +R Pugh and +Bruce Reyes-Chow. The deal goes through Sunday, October 9, 2016!

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Hey all! It's been a while since I have given much time to this group, but I am back and will do a bit more in this coming year. I just went though a blacken approval of the backlog of requests to join, so if you are new — WELCOME. Please feel free to introduce yourself and file under "Hello, my name is..." And please reread the rules. This is my group, so please tread carefully on the whole spammy thing. Thanks and I look forward to hanging out more here in 2016!
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Thanks to +Laura Mariko Cheifetz for doing this series and inviting me to participate. #apahm
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Kinda cool.
A rare color look at the city, six months after its devastation, through the lens of a photochromoscope.
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For this week you can pick up your copy of "But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations about Race" at great prices:
Free Kindle version,
50% off of hard copy,
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KINDLE VERSION - FREE For five days, December 1-5, I am giving away the Kindle version of But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations a...
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Amen and this I saw under fire in the fight for my only son's freedom from the Queens Court System. 
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Very excited to be interviewing +Drew Hart  tomorrow on BRC and Friends! 9:00am PST. Be there!
BRC and Friends: Season 3, Episode 1
Full recap: [Posted the Show]

Season 3 begins with a conversation with Drew G. I. Hart. Drew is a PhD candidate in theology, part-time professor, writer, and activist with ten years of pastoral experience. He speaks regularly in churches, colleges, and conferences, and his first book, "Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism" makes antiracism theory and theology accessible in hopes of transforming our witness in society. His popular blog, ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’ is hosted at Christian Century. He and his family live in Philadelphia. 

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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bruce Reyes-Chow. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
S3:E1 of BRC and Friends: Drew I.G. Hart — Changing the Way the Church Views Racim
Thu, January 7, 2016, 12:00 PM
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If you need another time drain, let's play Wordbase!
Wordbase is a brand-new experience that will push your vocabulary to its limit!
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GIVE TODAY: If you are looking for a creative story-teller about issues of justice, compassion and faith, here is a great project to support.
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Writer, Speaker, Pastor, Coach and Walker of the Dog
  • Center for Progressive Renewal
    Consultant and Coach, 2013 - present
  • Self Employed
    Scalawag, blogger and consultant on churchy things, 2011 - present
  • Mission Bay Community Church
    Pastor, 2000 - 2011
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San Francisco
not as cool as he would like to think he is

A native Northern Californian and 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino, Bruce has lived in San Francisco since 1998. An ordained Presbyterian he was the founding pastor of Mission Bay Community Church and in 2008, he was elected the Moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He now earns his keep as a writer, speaker and consultant/coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal.

In his writing, speaking and living, Bruce is committed to expressing a Christian faith that is beautifully complex, unimaginably just and excruciatingly gracious. He also believes society and the church are strengthend by talking about such issues as: denominationalism and the future church; faith and technology; race and politics, parenting, urban living, etc.

Bruce earned his BA in Asian American Studies, Philosophy and Sociology from San Francisco State Univeristy (1991), his MA from San Francisco Theological Seminary (1995) and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Austin College (2011).

Bruce is the author of the eBook, The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church (Shook Foil Books) and Words Matter: Curating health space for helpful conversations on race (2013) his writings can be found on PatheosThe Huffington PostRed Letter Christians and others.

In his spare time you may find Bruce riding his motorycle, cheering on the Oakland A's, playing Settlers of Catan, tinkering with his fantasy sports teams or chauffeuring his three daughters around The City.

  • Pony Express Elementary, Sacramento, CA
  • Caroline Wenzel Elementary, Sacramento, CA
  • John Cabrillo Elementary, Sacramento, CA
  • Sam Brannan Middle School, Sacramento, CA
  • Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco State Univeristy, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary, Sacramento, CA
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